College of Arts and Letters2014-2015

Department of Comparative Cultural Studies

Museum Studies, Minor

Do you love museums? Have you always thought you might want to work in one? This minor offers students the opportunity to explore careers in a quickly expanding and exciting field. Courses cover museum history and tasks museum professionals perform, and internships offer hands-on, real-world experiences.


What Can I Do with a Minor in Museum Studies?

This minor pairs well with majors in Studio Art, Interior Design, History, Comparative Cultural Studies, Anthropology, or even a science. You will be exposed to theory and practice in the study of museums, and become prepared for graduate work in museum studies and a profession in a museum, gallery, auction house, etc.

University Requirements

  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 18
Major GPA C
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Required
Research Optional


Minor Requirements
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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